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asked

Overview page. Subjects: Economics.

American term for offer or offer price (cf. bid). It is the price at which a security will be sold or the interest rate at which a loan will be ...

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back price

Overview page. Subjects: Economics.

(UK).

A condition of the market where one market-maker's offer price is lower than another's bid price (cf. backwardation).

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backing away

Overview page. Subjects: Financial Institutions and Services.

The failure of a market maker in a particular security to fulfil a bid for the minimum quantity. This is considered unethical conduct. See making a price. See also going ahead.

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backward price

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(UK).

A situation in which a market-maker's two-way prices are out-of-line such that an immediate profit could be made by buying and selling simultaneously, that is the best bid is...

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backwardation

Overview page. Subjects: Economics.

A situation in which the futures price (or forward price) of a commodity is lower than the spot price. See also contango; forward and futures.

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banker's acceptances tender facility

Overview page. Subjects: Economics.

(BATF).

A facility provided by a group of banks via a tender panel to bid for a borrower's banker's acceptances.

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bid deadline

Overview page. Subjects: Economics.

The time at which a bid or instruction to buy (or sell) must be received in an auction or tender (cf. share buy-back).

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bid price

Overview page. Subjects: Financial Institutions and Services — Accounting.

The price or (interest) rate at which assets or securities are purchased (cf. offer price). See bid.

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bid–ask spread

Overview page. Subjects: Economics.

The difference between the price that can be obtained for an immediate sale of an asset (the bid price) and the price that has to be paid for an immediate purchase of that asset (the ask...

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bid-asked price

Overview page. Subjects: Economics.

(USA).

American term for a quote that has both a bid and an offer price. See two-way price.

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bid-offer price

Overview page. Subjects: Economics.

A dealer quote that has both a bid and an offer price or rate. See spread (cf. liquidity).

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big figure

Overview page. Subjects: Economics.

1 The whole number part of a price, for example 95 of a price of 95.50. In the USA, known as the handle.

2 In the foreign exchange markets it ...

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box management

Overview page. Subjects: Economics.

(UK).

Term for the powers given to managers of unit trusts to hold units in the trust themselves (cf. mutual fund; undertaking for collective investments in transferable...

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cancellation price

Overview page. Subjects: Business and Management.

The lowest price at which the manager of a unit trust may offer to redeem units on a particular day. The cancellation price is calculated on the basis of a formula laid down by the...

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closing quote

Overview page. Subjects: Economics.

The last bid and offer price recorded by a market-maker at the close (cf. closing price).

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contested takeover

Overview page. Subjects: Economics.

Mergers and acquisitions situation where the target company is being bid for by more than one other company.

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counteroffer

Overview page. Subjects: Law — Business and Management.

A reply made to a bid. If a seller makes an offer of goods on specified terms at a specified price, the buyer may accept it or make a bid against the offer. Sellers who find the bid...

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creeping acquisition

Overview page. Subjects: Economics.

(Mergers and acquisitions).

The gradual build-up of a shareholding in a company where the ultimate ambition is to gain a controlling interest. This could be achieved by buying...

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crown jewel option

Overview page. Subjects: Economics.

A form of poison pill in which a company, defending itself against an unwanted takeover bid, writes an option that would allow a partner or other friendly company to acquire one or more of...

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either-way market

Overview page. Subjects: Economics.

Euromarkets term for a locked market. That is, one where bid and offer prices are the same (cf. backwardation).

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